Press briefing with Captain, Coach and Selectors

National captain, coach and selectors will be in attendance at 5 p.m. today to answer media queries on the recently concluded tour of India and the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh. We humbly request all Editors, reporters and cameraman to be present at our conference room at SLC headquarters by 5 .00 P.M, we will commence proceedings as per the scheduled time. Date :       30th December 2009 Venue :     Conference room, SLC headquarters Time :         5.00 P.M

ICC statement on New Delhi ODI

Emirates Elite Panel Match Referee Alan Hurst today issued the following statement after the fifth and final ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground in New Delhi was abandoned on Sunday. “The decision to abandon the match was taken by myself, in consultation with the on-field umpires Marais Erasmus and Shavir Tarapore, and both captains as it was clear that the pitch had extremely variable bounce and was too dangerous for further play. “I’d like to commend the on-field umpires and captains for continuing as long as they did in the hope that the pitch may settle down. Unfortunately, this did not happen. “Before abandoning the match, consideration was given to shifting the match to… Read More →

Dhoni gets his hands on the ICC Test Championship mace

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni got his hands on the symbol of his side’s new status in Test cricket on Sunday, the Reliance Mobile ICC Test Championship mace. This is the first time India has achieved the number-one ranking since the championship was introduced in May 2001.

An opportunity for bidders to own and manage their teams

The forthcoming Provincial Tournament, the leading cricket tournament in the country is scheduled to be staged in February 2010. Next year’s competition will have the full participation of National players and all new hopefuls and the level of competition is expected to be of a very high standard in line with international stature. In order to attract public and cooperate interest, a brand new franchise scheme is proposed for this year’s tournament which gives bidders an opportunity to own their own team, brand their players clothing, player endorsement of their merchandise and also the rights for ground branding. Extensive media coverage will be given at each game; hence the corporate sector is assured of public interest among, both fans and… Read More →

Dhoni suspended for two ODIs for slow over-rate in Nagpur

India players receive 40-per-cent fines under the revised code Gambhir found not guilty for breach of ICC Code of Conduct India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been suspended for two ODIs for maintaining a slow over-rate during his side’s three-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Nagpur on Friday. Jeff Crowe of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the ban after Dhoni’s side was ruled to be three overs short of its target at the end of the match when time allowances were taken into consideration. In accordance with Article 2.5.2 of the new ICC Code of Conduct, which deals with serious over-rate offences, the captain receives two suspension points while the players are… Read More →

Dennis Lillee inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

One of Australia’s greatest fast bowlers, Dennis Lillee, was formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame at the tea interval on the second day of the third Test between Australia and the West Indies in Perth. The Hall of Fame, run in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), recognises some of the truly great players from cricket’s long and illustrious history. A commemorative cap was presented to Lillee by the International Cricket Council (ICC) Director and Cricket Australia Chairman Jack Clarke in front of large and appreciative crowd at the Western Australia Cricket Association Ground (WACA). He was then driven around the oval in an open top vehicle to allow his home fans to show… Read More →

Compensation for the family of late Mr S Sivasothy

Umpire S. Sivasothy died under tragic circumstances in June this year. Siva has he was fondly known did yeoman service by officiating as an Umpire for a little over two decades. Mr. Sivasothy’s loss is irreparable to us at Sri Lanka Cricket and also to all his loved ones. Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to state that we have obtained an insurance payment of Rs 500,000/= which will be handed over to his family by our Secretary Mr. Nishantha Ranatunga on Friday the 18th at SLC headquarters. We extend our gratitude to late Mr. Sivasothy, who worked tirelessly for the betterment of the game. His dedicated services will always be at heart with all those who associated with him. May his soul… Read More →